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by Michael Field
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Michael Field was a pseudonym used for the poetry and verse of Katharine Harris Bradley (October 27, 1846–September 26, 1914) and her niece and lover Edith Emma Cooper (January 12, 1862–December 13, 1913). As Field they wrote around 40 works together. Their intention was to keep the pen-name secret, but it became public knowledge, not long after they had confided in their friend Robert Browning. They wrote a number of passionate love poems to each other, and their name Michael Field was...
Topics: Michael Field, Katherine Bradley, Emma Cooper, poetry, LGBTQ, queer, book, 1923, pseudonym
Sacramento City and County Mug Books
by Sacramento Police Department
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Sacramento Police Department mug book with photographs and descriptions of arrestees from 1921-1923. Accession number: 1995-013-034 Digitized by FamilySearch.org
Topics: Identification photographs, criminals, Sacramento (Calif.). Police Department, mug books,...
Community Media
by Romaine Brooks
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Romaine Brooks, Self-Portrait , 1923. Oil on canvas.  With this self-portrait, Brooks envisioned her modernity as an artist and a person. The modulated shades of gray, stylized forms, and psychological gravity exemplify her deep commitment to aesthetic principles. The shaded, direct gaze conveys a commanding and confident presence, an attitude more typically associated with her male counterparts. The riding hat and coat and masculine tailoring recall conventions of aristocratic portraiture...
Topics: Romaine Brooks, painting, lesbian, queer, LGBTQ, androgyny, cross-dressing
Community Media
by Gustave Fréjaville
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A photograph of the performer Barbette, 1923. Barbette (December 19, 1898 – August 5, 1973) was an American female impersonator, high-wire performer, and trapeze artist born in Texas on December 19, 1899. Barbette attained great popularity throughout the United States but his greatest fame came in Europe and especially Paris, in the 1920s and 1930s. Barbette began performing as an aerialist at around the age of 14 as one-half of a circus act called The Alfaretta Sisters. After a few years of...
Topics: drag, female impersonator, LGBTQ, cross-dressing, Barbette, Vander Clyde, performer, gender fluidity
Feature Films
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Avant-garde adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play. Rumors at the time of its production that the cast was all gay doomed its success with the mainstream public. However, the film is now perceived as a landmark of artistic cinema with its spectacle of striking visual images. With English intertitles and German subtitles.
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Topics: art film, silent, Alla Nazimova
Community Media
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Four photographs of the book On A Grey Thread by Elsa Gidlow, published by Will Ransom, Chicago in 1923. This is widely considered to be the first openly lesbian book of poetry. This copy of the book belonged to Elsa Gidlow and is signed and annotated. It is held with her papers in the archives of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco. The contents of the book have been uploaded to the Internet Archive separately...
Topics: Elsa Gidlow, poetry, book, GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco, LGBTQ, lesbian
GLBT Historical Society
by Elsa Gidlow
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Elsa Gidlow  (29 December 1898 – 8 June 1986) was a British-born, Canadian-American poet, freelance journalist, philosopher and humanitarian. She is best known for writing  On A Grey Thread  (1923), possibly the first volume of openly  lesbian love poetry  published in North America.  In the 1950s, Gidlow helped found  Druid Heights , a bohemian community in  Marin County, California .  She was the author of thirteen books and appeared as herself in the documentary film,  Word Is...
Topics: Elsa Gidlow, lesbian, GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco, poetry, book, 1923, LGBTQ,...
Short Format Films
movies
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Wonderful "dance" of objects. IMDb... Experimental film, white specks and shapes gyrating over a black background, a light-striped torso, a gyrating eggcrate. One of the first Dadaist films. Media Art Net... ---------- Man Ray [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_Ray Photogram [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rayographs Dadaism [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dada Alice Prin [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Prin
Topics: Dadaism, experimental film, Man Ray, photogram
Community Texts
by Jean Toomer
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Cane is a 1923 novel by noted Harlem Renaissance author Jean Toomer. The novel is structured as a series of vignettes revolving around the origins and experiences of African Americans in the United States. The vignettes alternate in structure between narrative prose, poetry, and play-like passages of dialogue. As a result, the novel has been classified as a composite novel or as a short story cycle. Though some characters and situations recur between vignettes, the vignettes are mostly...
Topics: African American, Jean Toomer, Harlem Renaissance, 1923, novel, poetry, literature
Community Texts
by Parent-Teacher Association of Twin Peaks School
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Twin Peaks School Publicity Book 1923-24-25 features handwritten notes and newspaper clippings from 1923 through 1925. The Twin Peaks School Parent-Teacher Association was organized on March 20, 1923, prior to opening the opening of a kindergarten on July 30, 1923.  The book includes some "do's" from the publicity chairman for the members of the school's publicity department, a copy of a letter given to Mayor James Rolph, Jr. and a listing of eight San Francisco newspapers and...
Topics: Twin Peaks School, San Francisco, Publicity Book, 1923, 1924, 1925
Community Media
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Title page for Jean Toomer's Cane , first edition (1923).  From Wikipedia:  Cane is a 1923 novel by noted Harlem Renaissance author Jean Toomer. The novel is structured as a series of vignettes revolving around the origins and experiences of African Americans in the United States.
Topics: African American, Jean Toomer, Cane, novel, title page, book
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
by Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963, ed; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
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"The most progressive voice of black America."
Topic: African Americans
Community Media
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Graphite on paper. About the time that Gaston Lachaise drew this portrait sketch of Harold Hart Crane dancing, the poet wrote to a friend, “I’m the acknowledged crack dancer everywhere now, and was even in danger for a while of having to pose quite nude for Lachaise, which would have been rather tiresome I imagine.” Lachaise befriended the writer in 1923 when both were contributing to the avant-garde arts journal The Dial . Although the portrait resembles Crane, with his heavy brow, full...
Topics: homosexual, queer, drawing, harold crane, gaston lachaise, art, nude
Community Media
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Watercolor, ink, and pencil on paperboard. The son of distinguished potters, Awa Tsireh translated geometic pottery designs into stylized watercolors that feature the ceremonial dancers and practices of Pueblo communities. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Corbin-Henderson Collection, gift of Alice H. Rossin.
Topics: Native American, art, painting, Awa Tsireh, Navajo, Yebijhi, dance
Community Media
by Unknown
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Postcard of Irene Cross and Clifford Burkes sitting in a chair with Mable Blair and Nathan Plummer standing behind them. This collection of photographs of African Americans was purchased from an estate in Dallas, Texas. Creator unknown. This postcard is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2014 and was provided by Private Collection of T. B. Willis to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries.
Topics: african-american, photograph, postcard, daily life
Community Media
by Julián Martínez
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Watercolor, ink, and pencil on paper by Julián Martínez.  Julián Martínez, also known as Pocano (1897–1943), was a San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico potter and painter, and the patriarch of one of the most important family of Native American artisans in the United States. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Corbin-Henderson Collection, gift of Alice H. Rossin.
Topics: Native American, Julian Martinez, painting, art, New Mexico, artisan, Pocano, San Ildefonso Pueblo
Community Media
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Collage of images (halftone photomechanical print) from The Nest, a club at W. 133rd Street, New York City. Individual page from The Hotel Tattler . People identified on this page: Mal Frazier, John Carey, Albertine Pickens, Adele Johnson, Florence Scales, Anita Revera, Mae Cobb, Marie Buschell, Johnny Cobb, Eugene Moore, Johnny Vigal, “Sam Wooding’s Creole Syncopators” Part of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, NY Public...
Topics: Harlem, African American, nightclub, Harlem Renaissance, photograph, collage
Community Media
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Photograph of a sculpture by American artist Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (1890–1960), the first African American graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. Rhode Island College: Nancy Elizabeth Prophet Collection; Undated. Photograph printed in France. Inscribed on reverse by artist: “N.E. Prophet” Likely a portrait of Prophet’s husband, Francis Ford, who joined her in Paris between c.1923–1926. Within weeks of her arrival in Paris (c.1921–1922) she began work on a clay bust that she...
Topics: African American, sculpture, Rhode Island, Francis Ford, 1923, photograph
Community Media
by Unknown
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A postcard featuring a photograph of a child. On the reverse side the handwritten text states “Mrs. Harriet Street’s grandchild.” Dated August 29, 1923. From the Streets Family Collection of the Civil Rights Heritage Center, Indiana University South Bend Archives.
Topics: African American, photography, child
Community Media
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A collage of photographs of young men in Howard University's Alpha Phi Alpha "Sphinx Club" fraternity. There are fifteen images arrayed around the head of the Sphinx and a label stating: [Sphinx Club Howard University].  Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Topics: African American, photography, fraternity, education, Howard University, men, 1923
Community Texts
by Emma Goldman
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Letter written by Emma Goldman to Magnus Hirschfield, Berlin, 1923. PDF from the Emma Goldman Papers, International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam) “Goldman’s article was a response to an earlier piece by Karl von Levetzow alleging the lesbianism of Louise Michel, a charismatic French anarchist who died in 1905. Goldman’s essay is cast in the form of a letter dated to Magnus Hirschfield, Berlin, March 1923: it constitutes a pro-homosexual but critical and sophisticated discussion...
Topics: gay-rights, emma goldman, homosexuality, 1923, queer, magnus hirschfield, correspondence, feminism,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Anderson, Nels, 1889-1986; Chicago Council of Social Agencies
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A study prepared for the Chicago Council of Social Agencies under the direction of the Committee on Homeless Men
Topic: Tramps
Community Texts
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African-American author Sutton E. Griggs advocates racial uplift through collective efficiency. Published by the National Public Welfare League in Memphis in 1923. Griggs was a significant voice from the South during Jim Crow segregation.
Topics: Sutton Elbert Griggs, Racial Uplift, Jim Crow
Duke University Libraries Diversity Collection
by Lind, Earl; Herzog, Alfred W. (Alfred Waldemar), 1866-1933, editor
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"First edition, 1,000 copies ..." no. 447
Topics: Lind, Earl, Homosexuality, Paraphilias